Mercedes-Benz, India’s largest luxury car maker has launched the all new Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Coupe in the country.
With this launch, Mercedes-Benz India also commemorated the global success of its performance brand – AMG, which completes 50 successful years in 2017. The new high-performance SUV Coupe was launched by Mr. Roland Folger, Managing Director and CEO, Mercedes Benz India and Mr. Michael Jopp, Vice-President, Sales & Marketing, Mercedes-Benz India, at an event in New Delhi.
On the occasion of the launch, Roland Folger said, “AMG, three letters that define, exemplify and evoke the racing DNA midst ardent driving performance aficionados around the world. Mercedes-Benz is celebrating 50 years of AMG globally, and AMG has sprinted from 0–50 years in a gasp of breath! In the course of this half century, Mercedes-AMG has further consolidated its position as an extremely successful sports car brand with its genes on a race track. Personally, I feel one of Mercedes-AMG’s key contributions to the world of performance motoring has been the incessant transfer of technology from race-track to series production cars, resulting in developing some of the most emotionally appealing and performance oriented vehicles. With the launch of the Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 Coupe, we further cement our strong AMG portfolio in the performance segment.”
“At Mercedes-Benz India, we strive to offer the best of our products from our diverse global portfolio, for our discerning customers. To commemorate the international success of Mercedes-AMG, we introduced the Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Coupé for India. This SUV Coupe is going to be a key addition to our 43 AMG line and will be instrumental in further popularising the 43 AMG range to a new customer base. The GLC 43 AMG 4MATIC Coupé combines the emotional, timeless elegance of a coupé with the impressive dynamics of a sports car and the versatility of the Mercedes-Benz GLC. The bold but never brash design sets it apart from the masses. We are confident that this brand new product will be well received by our elite Indian customers,” further added Mr. Folger
The SUV Coupe gets a very dynamic look thanks to the AMG exterior body styling kit. It features AMG Diamond radiator grille with centrally positioned Mercedes star, Black exterior mirror housing, Contoured power domes on the bonnet, Front splitter in silver chrome in the AMG front apron, LED headlamps with the iconic eyebrow styled daytime running lamps (DRLs) and silver-painted brake callipers with black “AMG” lettering.
The sporty characteristics of the SUV are also carried inside as well. It is fitted with a 3-spoke, flat bottom, multifunction sports steering wheel wrapped in black Nappa leather. It also gets brushed stainless steel sports pedals with rubber studs and floor mats with “AMG” lettering. The seats are finished in ARTICO man-made leather / DINAMICA microfiber. The upper section of the dashboard is also finished in ARTICO leather.
Under the hood of the Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Coupe lies a powerful AMG-enhanced 3.0-liter V6 biturbo engine which develops a power of 367 hp and 520 Nm of torque. The SUV can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/hr in just 4.9 seconds. The engine is coupled with 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission and has the 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive system. It also comes with The AMG Dynamic Select which offers five driving modes – Individual, Comfort, Slippery, Sport and Sport+.
The AMG GLC 43 also features speed-sensitive sports steering, sports suspension based on Air Body Control and a sports braking system which consists of 360 mm disc brakes with 4-piston fixed callipers at the front and 320 mm disc brakes with single-piston floating brake callipers at the rear.
Other features that the high-performance SUV offers are, AMG Instrument cluster with multifunction display, Media Display with 21.3 cm screen, Electrically adjustable front seats, Attention Assist, Tyre pressure monitoring system, Adaptive Braking, Hill-Start Assist, PRE-SAFE, All round safety with 7 airbags, including dual stage airbags for driver and front passenger, parking package with 360°camera, COMAND Online system, Ambient Lighting and THERMATIC automatic climate control.
2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Coupe – Price:
The Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Coupe is priced at INR 74.80 lakh (ex-showroom India).
Mercedes-Benz India is also offering the comprehensive Star Ease (Compact Plus) package for the new AMG GLC 43 Coupe for 3 years / 60000 km for INR 2,45,000 + taxes and for 4 year / 80000 km at INR 3,70,000 + taxes.
The company is also offering extended warranty under the Advance Assurance program for the AMG GLC 43 Coupe starting at INR 1,51,800.